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Manistee is a city in Manistee County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after the county, which was named after the river, which was named for an Indian term meaning "spirit of the woods"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Manistee. For links to other places called Manistee, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Manistee is 44.244N. The longitude is -86.324W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 663 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,711.


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Median household income
Local
$30,351
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Manistee demographic reports
Manistee is on Lake Michigan and the Manistee River
Once a lumber and shipping port
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • National Forest Festival - June 29-July 4, 2007
  • Bear Lake Days - July 13-15, 2007
  • Arcadia Daze - July 27-29, 2007
  • Onekama Days - Aug. 2-5, 2007
  • Kaleva Heritage Days - Aug. 24-26, 2007
  • Port City Street Fair - Sept. 8, 2007
  • Celebrating Women Festival - May 9-13, 2007
  • Manistee County Fair - Aug. 21-25, 2007
Dates often change. Check Manistee web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Orchard Beach State Park, Manistee National Forest
Manistee attractions: Casino
Historic sites and museums: Manistee County Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Manistee demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Manistee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49660 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

23% of Manistee residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Manistee ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Manistee was $16,810, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Manistee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Manistee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $311.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $685.


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Libraries in Manistee include Manistee County Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

TV stations in Manistee include WCMW.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WVXM.

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Manistee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Manistee political report.

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The average commute time for Manistee workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Manistee include Days Inn Manistee, Microtel Inn & Suites Manistee, Super 8.

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